Shooting Investigation – 1500 Block of North Prospect Avenue

On Dec. 31, 2020, at approximately 5:27 p.m., Champaign Police responded to a local hospital for the report of a shooting victim. Upon arrival, officers learned an 18-year-old male arrived at the hospital by personal transport with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the hand.

The preliminary investigation suggests the victim was exiting a local business in the 1500 block of North Prospect Avenue when the suspect approached and discharged a firearm, striking the victim. Police are currently processing the crime scene and interviewing possible witnesses. No arrests have been made at this time.

The investigation remains underway, and future updates may be provided as they become available.

Champaign Police ask that anyone who has additional information to please contact police at 217-351-4545. Arrangements can be made for information to be shared privately. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may also submit tips to Crime Stoppers by phone at: 217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at; or the “P3 Tips” mobile app.

Citizens are reminded that information submitted to Crime Stoppers is completely anonymous. Calls are routed to a third-party national call center that receives your information, completes a tips information form, and then passes the information to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Caller ID tracking is not utilized by Crime Stoppers and conversations are not recorded. 

Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for these crimes.